My Version Of The 14 Day Smoothie Cleanse

A few weeks ago Anna started talking about the smoothie cleanse she was starting, and I was instantly intrigued. Smoothies? Yeah I can do that! Tell me more! I don’t have a juicer, so I can’t really do those cleanses (also juicing is #expensive), I love the 21-day fix but meal prepping for that takes so long, and I don’t have the patience/memory for counting calories. Smoothies though, I can handle that.

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After going over Anna’s post on what the smoothie cleanse helped her with last time, I was ready to go. I spent about $80 on groceries, smoothie prepped for a little over an hour and froze all of the bags to make it easy to grab and go before work.

There were a few “rules” that I decided to bend, like only black coffee and no chewing, mainly because I want to avoid being irritable as much as I can. I need coffee and I don’t love it black, but close to it is fine. To find a happy medium I have been doing 1 teaspoon of sweetener or a tablespoon of sweetened almond milk to 8 oz of coffee. There will be days when I need a snack on the go and won’t have a blender availible, so snack options needed to be figured out as well. For these days I am allowing 2 tablespoons of hummus, 10 baby carrots, and some almonds. I have omitted the kombucha that Anna has been drinking, but I might search for some of this now that I am going into the second half of the cleanse.

A typical work day for me goes like this:

  • Wake up and drink 8 oz of water with lemon
  • 8 am- Smoothie one is pretty basic, strawberry banana or “orange cream”
  • Drink 16 oz of water
  • 12 pm- Smoothie two is more vegetable based and not as sweet
  • Drink 16 oz of water
  • 4 pm- Smoothie three is chocolatey and delicious
  • Drink 16 oz of water
  • 7:30 pm- Smoothie four is a rotation between all three depending on how I am feeling.
  • Drink 8 oz of water

For me this cleanse it isn’t about limiting everything but introducing a healthier lifestyle, fighting cravings and kickstarting weight loss. After the cleanse (which will end on February 9th) I’m hoping to continue smoothies for at least two meals a day for as long as possible, while taking part in healthier activities like yoga and cycling.

I started the cleanse last week and I am feeling pretty good. I did have a cheat day because I couldn’t avoid wine tasting when we went to Urban Winery, but besides that I have been able to stick with the plan. Some smoothies have been delicious and others are pretty meh, but I am learning to add some extra things to make them better. I will be prepping some more smoothies over the weekend, and I’m excited to share those recipes as well as my smoothie making process.

Have you ever done a smoothie cleanse?

  • Megan

    yay! So proud of you! I can’t wait to see what recipes you’ve been using! We are trying to introduce smoothies for at least one meal a day, specifically breakfast because its the sugariest meal of the day for me. Have you noticed any immediate changes besides just feeling overall better?

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I hardly ever actually had breakfast, so this has been a change in itself. I have a little more energy, I’ve lost 10 lbs (in 2 weeks, I was eating better before I started this in order to not shock my body), and I haven’t had a single stomach problem. BUT I have not been sleeping well at all. I’m not necessarily saying that is from this, but in general it probably could be.

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    Smoothies are the best. I loved doing my 30 days of green smoothies. It’s such an easy way to get your fruits and veggies! I love Kombucha too, and I noticed that it really helped with my digestive system. You should check it out! So proud of you for taking control of your health!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It is! I realized that I am a mini vegetarian while doing this and that has made me really excited! I really don’t need meat which is awesome to realize. I am definitely going to get some while I am grocery shopping this weekend!

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    I’ve never done a smoothie cleanse but I do have one almost every morning for breakfast :) I’d love to see some of your smoothie combos!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I’ll be sharing some of my favorites next week! I really didn’t think I would be able to do 4 smoothies a day but I’m actually loving it.

  • Jen

    I’ve seen so many difference cleanses but I have never heard of a smoothie one! So interesting.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I hadn’t heard of it before either, and now I want to do it at least every 3-4 months. It has helped so much!

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Please please PLEASE share the orange cream recipe! The best smoothie I ever had was from a place in Havre de Grace and it was an orange cream!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I will!! It’s one of my favorites!

  • Emelia Woodruff

    Oh wow this is awesome. I don’t know I have the strength haha, at least I’m honest right?! This sounds like a great cleanse though!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Hahah the first step is admitting you can’t do it 😉 I didn’t think I could either though, and I’m still going strong! Seeing and feeling the changes in my body has really helped me stay motivated.

  • http://vivianbishop.com Vivian Bishop

    I have always been so intrigued by cleanses but have never tried one. I am with you on needing a bit of flavor in my coffee and a couple of snacks. Otherwise this sounds awesome to prepare for summer!! Great job!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      This is my first one and I really have enjoyed it! Sometimes I just need to chew something, so snack are a must. Then coffee, I don’t want to make Dave hate me, so I still enjoy a cup 😉

  • Ashley Stephenson

    I think I want to try this out!! I am in a wedding at the end of March and I have been in a rut not losing any weight!

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